Tranxiety

Year: 2015

Publisher: Kara Jayne

Developer: Kara Jayne

Creator: Kara Jayne

Genre: RPG

Platforms: PC

Country: Australia

Tranxiety

Image Credit: Retrieved from https://riotjayne.itch.io/tranxiety

Tranxiety is an RPG that explores early transition anxieties, focusing on topics such as HRT, family dynamics, friendships, being publicly trans, and mental illness. The game gives a content warning of transphobia and transmisogyny in the beginning after asking if the player is cis, trans, or would rather not disclose that information.

It was made for the trans-positive #JamForLeelah game jam, a game jam that aimed to raise awareness on LGBTQIA issues, specifically trans youth issues, after the death of Leelah Alcorn, a 17 year-old trans woman who took her own life on December 27th, 2014. A law was made soon after named after her, called “Leelah’s Law,” aiming to ban conversion therapy in the United States.

More information about the #JamForLeelah can be found here.

LGBTQ References in this game:

Queer Game Narrative in Tranxiety

See also QRM’s entry on this game:

Citations:

  1. Asciibear, & t e c g o t h i c a. (2015, January 17). JamForLeelah. Retrieved from https://itch.io/jam/jamforleelah
  2. t e c g o t h i c a. (n.d.). Tranxiety by tecgothica. Retrieved from https://riotjayne.itch.io/tranxiety
  3. Tranxiety. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://queerlyrepresent.me/title/tranxiety